2.5GBase-T

Club 3D has introduced its 2.5 GbE dongles featuring a USB Type-A or a USB Type-C interface. The adapters are designed to add 2.5 Gbps wired Ethernet to PCs without internal GbE controllers. For laptops, this is becoming increasingly more widespread. Club 3D’s CAC-1420 (USB Type-A to 2.5 GbE) and CAC-1520 (USB Type-C to 2.5 GbE) are extremely simplist devices: they feature an RJ-45 connector on one side, and a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) interface on another. The dongles are USB-powered and therefore do not need any external power adapters. As for compatibility, they can work with PCs running Apple’s MacOS X 10.6 ~ 10.14 as well as Microsoft’s Windows 8/10. The manufacturer does not disclose which 2.5 GbE controller it uses, but it...

CES 2019: Rivet Networks Killer E3000, a 2.5 GbE Controller

The Killer brand of networking controllers and Wi-Fi modules have been a constant part of the computing ecosystem for over a decade. As of late, the value-add of their...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2019

Things We Missed: Realtek Has 2.5G Gaming Ethernet Controllers

Every so often, an interesting tech announcement flies under the radar, especially on the component side of matters. As it turns out, this was the case at this year's...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

ASRock Preps Phantom Gaming Motherboards: Initial SKU to Feature 2.5G Ethernet

ASRock is readying another lineup of motherboards aimed specifically at gamers. The Phantom Gaming mainboards will join ASRock’s Radeon graphics cards that carry the same brand. The first products...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

Aquantia Multi-Gig: Single Chip USB 3.0 to 5G/2.5G Dongles Coming Soon

When discussing networking controllers, often we deal with single chips that convert PCIe to Ethernet. With Thunderbolt, an additional TB controller is needed at either end, increasing cost and...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

AKiTiO’s Thunder3 10G Adapter Now Available: TB3-to-10GbE for Sub-$300

AKiTiO has quietly begun to sell its Thunderbolt 3 to 10 GbE network adapter, which it first demonstrated at Computex 2017. The device is based on a 10 GbE...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2018

Aquantia to Sell Its 5G and 10G Network Cards for $59 and $69 on Black Friday

Aquantia got a lot of positive publicity this year with its relatively inexpensive 5G and 10G network cards, which brought multi-gigabit Ethernet down to around $100, making them some...

41 by Anton Shilov on 11/23/2017

Dell Now Offers Aquantia AQtion AQN-108-Based 5 GbE Cards with Select PCs

Aquantia and Dell this week began to offer Aquantia’s AQtion AQN-108 5 GbE network controller as a build-to-order option for the OptiPlex 7050 workstations. Dell is the first major...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/18/2017

AKiTiO Displays Thunderbolt 3 to 10GBase-T Adapter

During this year's Computex trade show, we've seen a number of 10GbE related products. Joining the LAN party was AKiTiO, who was showcasing their upcoming small form-factor Thunderbolt 3...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

Lower Cost 10GBase-T Switches Coming: 4, 5 and 8-port Aquantia Solutions at ~$30/Port

For users that have been following our recent coverage of Aquantia’s new multi-gigabit Ethernet solutions for consumers, the AQtion AQC107 and AQC108 controllers (along with their corresponding PCIe cards)...

40 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2017

Rivet Networks Announces Killer Support for 10 Gbps Network Controllers

As part of several announcements today, Rivet Networks (the company behind the Killer branded network controllers, and formerly a brand under Qualcomm) is starting their Computex news with software...

4 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Aquantia Launch AQtion 5G/2.5G/1G Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Cards (NICs) for PCIe

Late last year, Aquantia launched their range of multi-gigabit Ethernet controllers. These were controllers that could enable 1G, 2.5G and 5G connections over standard RJ45 connectors and Cat5e cabling...

33 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2017

GIGABYTE Exhibits an Aquantia AQC107 based 10G Ethernet PCIe Card

During December, Aquantia announced that it will be launching two multi-gigabit NICs into the market, offering 2.5G/5G capability on both and one with 10GBase-T as well. We were told...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2017

Aquantia Launches New 2.5G/5G Multi-Gigabit Network Controllers for PCs

Frequent readers of AnandTech will have recognized that our coverage of higher speed network interfaces over copper, particularly 10G, for the home and business has increased recently. This is...

32 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2016

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